What should I exchange my GTX 550 Ti for?


I bought a GTX 550 Ti but after doing some more homework I bought the wrong card. I am going to take it back and exchange it for another one in it's price range but I need some advice in choosing a replacement.

The card cost $154.99 and I am not looking to spend anything more than $199.99.

I was thinking about a GTX 460 1 gig but that doesn't allow for DX11 (if I am not mistaken) so that lost some appeal. I've gone back and forth between several ATI cards, so I definitely need some advice narrowing the filed down.
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  1. We could use more info. What are your systemspecs and Monitor resolution. What games are you looking at playing.

    Mactronix :)
  2. Yes you are mistaken about the 460 and DX 11. The 460 is DX 11 and a faster card than the 550 Ti, the only advantage to the 550 is that it uses less power. I reccomend the 460 unless you have a really weak power supply. On the ATI side the 6850 is good in that price range, very similar performance to the 460.

    In what way is the 550 Ti the "wrong card" though? Were you just unhappy with its performance or did you have some troubles with it?
  3. Specs now are:

    EVGA GTX 550 Ti
    Corsair 650W PSU
    Corsair XMS3 4 Gig (1 stick)
    AMD Phenom X4 965

    Currently I am playing L4D2 and The Witcher but I am preparing my system for The Witcher 2.

    I thought the 460 was last gen, not DX11 compatible. If it is, I'll probably go with that one as I'd prefer to stick with nVidia.
  4. Some advice about the gtx 460 if you do decide to purchase be sure that it is a very solid card. Brands to avoid Palit, Gigabyte, Galaxcy (their usual card models) and Gainward.
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